Written by Mark Waid
Art by Eduardo Barreto, Diego Barreto
Covers by Trevor Hairsine, Eduardo Barreto
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
What if a Superman-like hero turned against the world and thought only of himself and started causing mayhem and death and destruction? That is the world Mark Waid creates in his series Irredeemable.
Irredeemable #29 picks up when the Plutonian comes back to Earth after being imprisoned on an alien world and then imprisoned in an insane asylum that is in a star. Plutonian arrives with his new alien allies and starts wreaking havoc once again on the Earth. Plutonian captures the members of the hero Survivor’s team and takes them to the Moon and starts killing them one by one. We also see the President of the United States in a meeting with a representative from Japan who offers the U.S. a deal that will reduce the world’s population by one-third.
Mark Waid is a fantastic writer and writes an amazing story. He knows how to write a book that not only has the right amount of dialogue, but the right amount of action and some comedy. The comedy is dark and twisted but funny. I like Waid being on a book that is just his and his alone.
The art by the Barreto brothers is great and balances well with the storytelling and the action. Just the scene where the President is standing in front of a destroyed Washington Monument where the flags are tattered and torn, the shadows are used really well to show how dark the Plutonian really is. The scene where we see the Plutonian kill a hero is fast and swift and all you see is the sound effect of the hero yelling “no” as he is killed.
I love this book and this series and the writing and the art is second to none. If you have read Irredeemable and you like it, you might also want to check out the companion book Incorruptible also written by Waid.
All and all, I give Irredeemable #29 a five out of five. Once again Waid knocks it out of the park.